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August 14, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Baltimore will spend $20 million dollars a year on an affordable housing trust , with funding coming from two excise taxes on real estate transactions over one million dollars and other allocations. The trust will be used to create, rehabilitate and preserve more than 4,100 units of affordable... Keep reading »
August 10, 2018 | Health, Work with Dignity
The nation’s opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions. More than 2 million people in the United States are now addicted to opioids or heroin, and in 2017 alone, 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses —more than from car crashes or guns, more than died from AIDS at its peak, and more... Keep reading »
August 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
This past weekend marked the 5th annual Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative convening. Put People First! PA and Anthracite Unite hosted the Vermont Workers Center, the Southern Maine Workers Center and NESRI. All the groups present are working on healthcare is a human right campaigns as part... Keep reading »
July 16, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Last week, attorneys for Flint and the state of Michigan argued that a federal court should dismiss the case against them for the mass poisoning of the residents of Flint, declaring that water is not a constitutional right. They made this claim despite government actions causing and even covering... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
While many of our members marched on Washington with the Poor People’s Campaign on June 23, Tammy Rojas and Laile Wilson from PPF-PA and Ben Palmquist from NESRI traveled to Minneapolis for the Single Payer Strategy Conference , where they joined allies from Healthcare NOW! , the Labor Campaign for... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights
At the same time as the “Medicare for All” movement for universal, publicly financed healthcare grows across the country, our existing publicly financed healthcare systems are under attack. The Veterans Administration is being threatened by privatization , and poor and working-class people who rely... Keep reading »
July 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Fifty years after the original Poor People’s Campaign, we have joined with allies to launch a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC). In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other Civil Rights leaders led the Poor People’s Campaign to demand a real war on poverty,... Keep reading »
June 29, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
NESRI is an organization committed to human rights for all people. We know that respect for basic human rights across all spheres – political, social, economic and cultural – is essential to the dignity of any society and the underpinning of a functioning democracy. An attack on the human rights of... Keep reading »
June 29, 2018 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative News Bulletin June 2018 The Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative is a coalition of people’s organizations working state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. Check out... Keep reading »
June 8, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Food, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has pulled Wendy’s out of the violent and abusive Mexican market for tomatoes. On June 5th, Wendy's announced at its annual shareholder's meeting a plan to scale back its tomato purchases from Mexico and instead purchases from greenhouses in the US and Canada. The... Keep reading »

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